Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community
Our society is at an inflection point that is holding us all accountable to make a reality of the equal rights that our country is built upon – including those of the LGBTQ+ community. Below, we’ve shared resources that might help you to understand the intersection of psychiatry and LGBTQ+ rights, and what we can do to create more equity.
“Today, social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists often fail to listen with an ear to the political aspects of their practice. We are not trained to work together with our clients or to be creative in the collaboration. However, clinicians today absolutely need to pursue new forms of clinical activism. The status quo in community-based mental health care is often ethically unacceptable.”
– David S. Byers, Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research